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district of columbia. right now 36 in washington. in the low to mid-30s in montgomery, prince george's, arlington and fairfax counties but where that snow and sleet is falling and the rain as well freezing up in parts of the northern shenandoah valley and panhandle of west virginia. southern maryland around the bay in the upper 30s. there's a winter weather advisory, loudoun, howard, shenandoah valley and that warning zone all those counties in pink could get some significant icing there as the day progresses. had light icing overnight along with sleet and snow. showing a developing area of low pressure around cape hatteras as that low deepens it will dra in colder air, change the rain into light notice. light snow in washington, suburbs, all around the region by late morning and off and on through the afternoon but just a trace for total accumulation arnd the metro area. but further west and north two to four inches of snow and sleet as we get into the late afternoon hours. all this will ends. quarter inch of ice in the shenandoah valley. all this ending by late afternoon cle
. >> we can see more snow just in time for the weekend. you're watching "good morning washington." >>> coastal flood advisory until 6:00 p.m. for the district, alexandria, and arlington. the river crested at 5:21 earlier this morning. it crested at about 7 feet, which is a flood stage. minor flooding along the river. this is typical stuff when we get a lot of precipitation. all of the rain and sleet and snow we saw. we will see high tide again around 5:30 p.m. today when the water level will come back up. as for the forecast, 32 degrees outside. when the wind blows, it feels like it is 23. a few degrees warmer tomorrow. a chance of snow friday into saturday with much colder air in place. >> right now we look at newschopper 7. they would give you a live perspective of the client of traffic pets growing. if you're out of fredricksburg to get to spring foe, what you say is traffic moving at a pretty good pace. not bad at route 1 heading up to fort belvoir. 70 is open. 75 south of new market, a tractor-trailer is wedged uer an overpass. weill show you what looks like on 95 in springf
on the repairs this morning. fox 5 morning news at 6:00 continues right now. >>> take a look at the washington monument this morning. a litt shaky, a little breezy out there. temperatures above freezing here in the nation's capital at 37 degrees. that is not the case everywhere. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm gurvir dhindsa. we do have some school closings an delays. >> closed today are shenandoah and warren county schools in virginia as well as garrett and the allegheny county schools in maryland. fauquier and frederick county virginia schools are also closed. the following schools are on the a two-hour delay, west virginia, grant being hampshire, mineral, morgan, hardy, jefferson berkeley county schools are on a two hour delay. >> that two-hour time frame i guess will be kind of critical today as well as the temperatures. >> the temperatures are key. where we are seeing the temperatures at or below freezing, that is where we are seeing some icing. maybe a little snow out there as well but most of what we're seeing off to the west is sleet mixed in
was loud and exciting, a visionary and a pioneer. news4's megan mcgrath joins us live from the washington national cathedral where our friend and colleague is being remembered this morning. megan? >> reporter: good morning, barbara. everyone is basically moved into the cathedral right now. any moment now the memorial is going to begin. it is expected to be a very personal memorial. just a handful of speakers. a little while ago family members arrived herate at the cathedral, as well as some of his closest friends, among them joe gibbs and sonny jeen son and everyone here to play tribute to george michael and his legacy. george michael is a member of our news4 family for nearly 28, but he was so ch more than that. he was a huge innovator through his sports casts and his syndicated television show, "the sports machine," george changed the way local news was covered and he was just an innovator in that field. his use of game highlights from around the country revolutionized local sports reporting and he took it way beyond the coverage of just the local teams. he really stepped it up a notch.
in yesterday morning. >>> a teacher at sidwell friends school in northwest washington is out of job after being charged with sexual abuse. until this school year, rocket peterson taught seventh and eighth grade social studies. according to "the washington post", peterson was charged in two separate incidents involving a minor in both montgomery and queen ann's county. >>> a man has been flashing people along the w and od bike trail. they say he struck five times last week. each time he shows up along tree line near the trail without any pants on. police say one woman claims he use ad flashlight to draw attention to him. >>> arlington's only murder of 2009 remains unsolved three weeks after it happened. carl deaner a retired government worker was killed in late december. investigators are still gathering evidence and jackie bensen reports, his friends are trying to help bring his killer to justice. >> we're here right now, out to the highway, that section and all the way back. round how did these two dads from arlington end up taking part in a neighborhood safety check on a wednesday night? chec
to "morning joe," live from washington. quite a weekend. and quite -- quite a show today. we have on set with us pat buchanan and jonathan capehart, and new york, very interesting. i always have this guy on, because he has a negro dialect, and it serves him well. >> joe, joe! >> for the most part, he is a light- skinned engine ened germ find that light-skinned germans can hold down television shows better. viewers, we speak of tv's own willie geist. >> depending on my audience, i can go like full honky or dial it down a little bit. i can go either way, either way. >> seriously, willie. i don't know if harry reid was channeling the 1970s movie "mandingo." i don't know if he was a member of a southern country club in the1950s, but this guy lives on a planet far different -- seriously, negro dialect? >> to put it delicately, he comes from a different time. >> i think that's the issue. >> he's majority leader of the united states senate. >> i know, i know. guess what? our government is made up of people from all races and sexes. >> and people should evolve in their thinking and their termino
of people in need. we'll cover that at the top of the newscast. with us in washington, d.c., pat buchanan, margaret carlson. in new york, mike barnicle. >> an interesting war heating up between one of america's largest and most powerful corporations and china. google is threatening to exit china. on the front page of "the wall street journal" and we'll talk a good bit about conan o'brien and jay leno. late night wars that heat up. >>> first, let's go to news, mika. and certainly have lots to talk about in haiti and beyond. >>> breaking news from haiti. because it is day break, revealing a picture of complete devastation this morning after haiti's capital was all but destroyed in the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in more than 200 years. the magnitude 7.0 quake was centered just ten miles from port-au-prince, an impoverished city of almost 2 million people. the extent of the damage and death toll is just coming to light. tens of thousands homeless and power and communication systems remain cut off. the exact number of victims is not clear. humanitarian workers are bracing for t
blaming the d.n.c. and the key democrats in washington for being late to the game and taking her race for granted. six week ago, she was up by 30 points. >> axelrod responded and said look, we did everything we were asked to do but her campaign sent out that particular memo and it showed that apparently they had been supplying the democrats with polling data from massachusetts since early december and it asked for money and stuff like that. it simply didn't come. also, somebody else they're blaming -- the underwear bomber because they are saying that -- some senior officials at the white house, aides, have said, you know, we were concentrating on fighting terrorism, all of us, at the time scott brown launched his first tv ads and that's, perhaps, why we were caught a little flatfooted. the underwear bomber. >> a lot of the blame will go a lot of ways today. maybe some people should look in the mirror. anyway, scott brown's victory changing the momentum on capitol hill. the win gives senate republicans one extra member on their side. caroline schively joins us from washington with that
"reality check" not just for the democrats but everyone working in washington, d.c. if this doesn't make it obvious, i don't know what will. if you let the special interests write your legislation for you the voters are going to throw you out of office. case in point. as we all watched the extraction of any actual reform from the helicopter bill, person pechuation of the monopoly, no portability, no choice. the insurance monopoly represented by their stocks reaped the rewards of a government that was not only going to not reform the system but mandate everybody buy their health insurance into an unreformed monopoly. they call that freedom? i don't think so. and the cherry on top, president obama's deal with the unions exempting members from the so-called cadillac tax on the highest priced plans. only exempting union members i might add. guess who shoulders the additional burden as we perpetuate a legacy and system that forces people to buy into the insurance mo nop loy that exempts the union from special interest. everyone else in america who pays too much for health care while receiving
today, mr. brown heads to washington after his massachusetts upset. what some call the mass revolt. the nation's newest senator makes the rounds on capitol hill. >>> california dreamin. maybe not now. days of rain force cliff sides to give way. look at those shots. they are forcing hundreds of evacuations. is there any relief ahead? >>> ott also on the same day the president poses new restrictions on banks, billions in profits. those details are ahead. you're watching msnbc. anncr vo: with the new geico glovebox app... anncr vo: ...you can get help with a flat tire... anncr vo: ...find a nearby tow truck or gas station... anncr vo: ...call emergency services... anncr vo: ...collect accident information. anncr vo: or just watch some fun videos. anncr vo: it's so easy, a caveman can do it. caveman: unbelievable... caveman: where's my coat? it was suede with the fringe. vo: download the glovebox app free at geico.com. >>> downtown scotty brown. that's what they called him when he played college basketball. today he's heading from boston to the capital where he's been meeting with some
. >> a lot of democrats in washington wished she were the candidate and not martha coakley. the wild card today, the weather. the snow and freezing temperatures are in the forecast for most of massachusetts today. let's bring in nbc meteorologist bill karins to tell us exactly what the forecast is going to look like when folks come home from work today as well and decide if they have time to vote. >> this is going to be interesting, how it affects the actual election voting and turn out today. we have light snow covering most of the state. the worst of it today will be interstate 90 northwards. this is a look at interstate 90 and route 3 right now. we're already looking at heavy traffic. roads are, for the most part, wet, but you can see, it's not a pretty day out there in much of the bay state. the forecast does call for temperatures to go above freezing. the roads should be okay. we're calling for 1 to 2 inches of snow north of the turnpike. kind of the bottom line is people, it's going to take longer to get to work today. it's also going to take longer to get home. that's a little extr
on massachusetts avenue in northwest washington. it's holding a candlelight vigil starting at 4:30. a moment of silence at 4:53 the moment the quake struck. if you can make it, find out how to help the victims of haiti by going to nbcwashington.com. you'll find a list of legitimate organizations that are collecting donations. there's a link in the middle of the home page. you can search help once you get to the site. >> d.c. police are still looking for four persons who assaulted a manner the anacostia metro station. it happened yesterday evening on martin luther king avenue. the victim was shot and this morning there's no word on his condition. >>> a special election today in massachusetts could make or break health care reform. it's a dead heat for the seat vacated by the late senator ted kennedy as martha coakley versus scott brown. a coakley loss will give republicans 41 votes in the senate and the ability to block health care reform. both candidates are campaigning hard down to the minute. >> we got a ton of energy. everybody knows it's a race. >> not only are her ads negative, they are
knows it. there's some weird tension in the hallways. "morning joe" live from washington starts right now. ♪ ♪ oh you're the best friend >> harry reid is a friend of mine. he has been a stalwart champion of voting rights, civil rights. this is a good man who has always been on the right side of history. for him to have used some inartful language in trying to praise me and for people to try to make hay out of that makes absolutely no sense. >> okay. >> that makes no sense at all. nothing to see here because people talk that way all the time. if republicans talk that way, i am just dead certain he'd say the same exact thing. >> the president is saying move on. it was about him. i think he can chime in. welcome, everyone, to "morning joe." >> i'll buy that. >> you will? >> no. no. you know what, though? he needs to pass health care. >> and move on? >> that's very important. so they'll pass health care, then perhaps harry will be asked to go back to searchlight, nevada, or wherever he's from. >> well, we'll see how his election goes. it is tus, january 12th. and on the set with us to
's on the table in washington. because of the lack of -- and, again, it's not because of the lack of voter in at the ele er . it is because it hadn't been explained adequately enough when people are more worried about their ticket, their job. >> and i was moved by the fact that scott brown mentioned teddy kennedy. i knew at the same time that he would be upsetting some of the people in his base that voted against teddy kennedy every opportunity they had, and it just struck me that tonight, or last night he was riding high, just like barack obama was a year ago this is where it gets tough for a republican in massachusetts. just like it got tough for barack obama, just like scott brown, he was an agent of change. >> you know, before we go to this. your take on that is really interesting. my take was similar to your take. listen to scott brown listen to teddy kennedy. what's going through my mind is scott brown spoke more at length and more glowingly of ted kennedy than martha coakley did on the stump during her campaign. >> your right. >> unbelievable. >> and last night, very telling that th
passing east of washington. the snow has ended in washington. still snowing moderately in fairfax, southern prince william, into stafford and spotsylvania, charles county, prince george's county getting that band of moderate snow as is anne arundel county and moving into calvert and sane mary's. elsewhere a few passing snow showers further to the west moving into the shenandoah valley. those may be moving into the metro area later on this morning. here are the snow totals. anywhere from an inch and a half in southern maryland to about a half inch to an inch around washington and nearby suburbs. the temperatures are at or below freezing all around the region. what has fallen is sticking on the untreated surfaces and the view from space is showing a few lingering showers further to our north and west. those may be passing through perhaps late morning, mid-morning. after that a little sun breaking up. blustery winds and stay cold generally at or below freezing through the rest of the afternoon and through the weekend. sub freezing frigid weekend. morning lows teens. afternoon highs 2
in washington. nothing dramatic. >> i don't know if in this case gridlock is good. you have to get past a lot of big problems. >> i think the way you get past that is cut costs and make it dramatic and a sense of urgency. i think with this, it will create a sense of urgency and force a decision. >> i think that's what we were discussing, it doesn't. that's your concern. there's no sense of urgency. >> there is from the president to resell this and blame it on everyone but himself. at some point i says to say i messed up, misread the public and -- >> never on earth. the power of making excuse us. i say its a thyroid condition. >> when we come back, a weight joke. stay with me because i'm not going to repeat this. scott brown's political rally about to become a jobs rally. how the new massachusetts senator will get americans working again coming up were. first, president obama's bank bashing plan is all about risk. should he be looking at risk takers a little closer to home? ♪ sitting in a fortune 100 company? a good place to find yourself. and that's exactly where our graduates do find thems
are they making contingency plans? get this. one of the things they are talking about in washington, taking the senate bill, passing it as is in the house, which means it could go straight to the president's desk for signature and work out the details later. >> norah o'donnell. >> stay there, norah, we'll be getting back to you. i'm surprised. first of all, cliff from "cheers," but curt schilling, how do you get a yankees fan to boston? let's play martha coakley talking about -- head democrats say she's probably the most clueless -- this is a democrat. so, please, bloggers, put down the cheetos, don't attack me. democrats saying she is the most clueless candidate they have ever seen in their life. this is her talking about curt schilling, the yankee. >> the iconic figure, curt schilling. anybody who has suffered with the red sox. hold on -- hold on. one of the most iconic movements of the last century of the boston red sox is curt schilling's bloody sock. >> it's not like they are talking about coco crisp. they are talking about curt schilling. >> for those in new york who don't quite get i
and the potential for an historic upset. msnbc chief washington correspondent norah o'donnell in boston this morning, better known as the cheers bar. you look a lot warmer this morning, norah. give us a sense of -- polls open in an hour. what do things look like now? >> reporter: well, democrats are bracing for a devastating defeat that could hand the republican party 41 votes in the senate and perhaps kill barack obama's health care reform. so they are worried. they are trying to do everything they can at the last moment to try and pull out this race with a get-out-the-vote operation with all the democratic mayors and local polls trying to sort of get out the vote this very -- you know, today when the polls open at 7:00, they close at 8:00 tonight. it's going to be tough. there's already finger pointing about what went wrong during this campaign, whether martha coakley was a bad candidate, whether democrats were asleep at the wheel, whether they didn't recognize the anger and anxiety out there in this country, or that scott brown was a good candidate who was running a stealth campaign with a couple
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ining that national security front. for that, we go to pete williams in our washington newsroom. pete? >> brian, the department of homeland security says it's taking additional steps to increase aviation security. we're told this is in response to new intelligence indicating that al qaeda in yemen is planning another attack on the u.s. these steps include variations on what's been done since the discovery of the christmas-day bomb plot. the homeland security secretary janet napolitano says these new measures will increase the time it takes to get through security, especially for flights from overseas into the u.s., brian. >> all right. pete williams on wt is now the other story we'll be covering when we join you for nbc "nightly news" on this nbc station later this evening. as we continue our coverage of this continuing humanitarian disaster, the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake here in haiti. for my colleagues, i'm brian williams. nbc news, port-au-prince, haiti. >>> welcome back here to "news4 at 4." more now on our coverage of the earthquake in haiti. amid reports that the death tol
that is our headline this thursday night, mr. brown goes to washington. senator elect scott brown had a full schedule on capitol hill today. meeting first with arizona senator john mccain in his office. >> i'm honored that senator mccain as you now know is one of the first people to actually look me in the eye in this office and say it's a long shot but i'm with you if, if you feel you can win it. i wanted to thank him for that support. >> sean: later emit with -- he met with mitch mcconnell, senator john kerry and harry reid found enough time on his busy leave his smokey backroom behind those closed doors that we've grown accustomed to, to greet the senator elect. >> you're going to end the senate at a time when the country is in deep trouble, as you know that was a lot what your campaign was about. i look forward to working with you. >> sean: you can feel the love in that room. it seems without a super majority prince harry has to accept the fact his health care bill is dead. brown's overwhelming victory impacts more than the debate over health care in america. his victory mashes the begin
the wrestling ring, can she survive the white house? and the candidate hoping to take her moves to washington. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with that chilling video. the al qaeda suicide bomber responsible for the deadly attack against the cia in afghanistan, killing seven agents. he turned up today in a videotape made before his suicide mission. he had been recruited by the cia, but he was a double agent. on his tape, he reveals his motive and warns more attacks will come. nick schifrin starts us off from kabul. >> reporter: the cia thought the man on the right could lead them to al qaeda's deputy leader, instead he led them into a trap. he had already provided exclusive information on al qaeda hiding places, so the cia invited him onto the base. but when he arrived he looked suspicious, holding his hands in his pocket, according to a u.s. official. just before cia security officers searched him, he exploded his vest. the cia director today defended the officers who have died -- that damage has come largely thanks to a barrage of missile strikes by unmanned aerial drones. inhe days sin
attack on terrorism, amanda carpenter who writes the hot button column for "the washington times," anne kornblut from "the washington post." and margaret carlson, chief political columnist for bloomberg news. did the white house get what it wanted in that there was so much media focus in the buck stops here. >> they got more of what they wanted than they did the previous week. i was on the trip to hawaii with him. they got more of what they wanted then which is him in the spotlight, a short sound bite that everyone can repeat, and a sense that he's actually taking charge. now, the question of whether it's actually going to lead to any consequences for anyone, we'll be debating that for weeks, months, but for the short term i think they did get what they wanted this week mp. >> amanda carpenter, was the press seduced by a scripted sound bite? >> in a way i think so. if you look at the walk up to this, general james jones told "usa today" you will be shocked with what's coming out in this report. that whetted the appetite. then the next day the white house gave background statements to th
around and see the supreme court stop change at the door and let federal institutions run washington. and voters were mad before, they are really going to be upset now. >> john heilemann, there was a story you told the other night when we were at "time" doing the "game change" roundtable. brrr accident o barack obama made so much money -- had so much money he raised from a lot of wall street guys, a lot of hedge fund people, a lot of oil company people, that they had this room where they just made up thousands of ads that they knew they were never going to use, but they did it just to test market. i mean, in virginia, northern virginia, a couple of weekends, obama outspent mccain 200-1 in 30-second spots. obama raised more money than anybody else and now he's trying to hold this populist mantel over him. i don't know how easy that will be if americans know the facts. >> i think that democrats need to confront it in general. the democratic party has over the last 20 years and obama is the culmination of the trend, has become the big money party. i mean, if you travel around new york c
on the campaign trail? >> yeah, and i think he set the right tone in making the issue to democrats in washington. it doesn't go far enough. the congress in the united states has become a disgrace. it doesn't deal with the problems in the country. watching the state of the union and watching the camera pan across the room and looking, the average age of members of the u.s. senate is now 62. 56 or 57 for the house. that place is no more representative of this country. it is a bubble. it is worse than gridlock. it is self-interest. it is geographical interest. not about the common good. obama has been rolled by them. he thought he could charm them. he tried again. this time using a little bit of shame. but the great interest in this country ought to be the congress of the united states, republicans and democrats, and finding a mechanism to structurally reform it, and throw most of them or all of them out of there and start over. >> the president going on the campaign trail, is it a good move or style over substance? >> i think a lot of it is style over substance. i think obama says he failed to com
about how big a deal scott brown is in washington. don't believe me, believe nancy. >> in its present form without any change, i don't think it's possible to pass the senate bill in the house. >> neil: nancy saying that hours after scott was saying this. >> everybody's a 41st vote now and i don't think it's just republicans. there's a sense not only in massachusetts but around the country that the back room deals and lack of transparency and solving problems is getting old. >> neil: get ready, washington is getting a revolution and one mike huckabee saw it coming. former governor and fox host joining me. stuff you saw come something materializing. what do you make of them retrenching? >> it's a first sign of reality that they expressed in months. they have been pushing this healthcare bill nobody wanted and listened only to themselves. and they've even really kind of hidden themselves from the very people they work for. their bosses. they don't want town meetings or go to the districts. they stayed until christmas eve. i'm not sure santa claus showed up but the election was an inescap
your window. >> washington dave here looking at the storms you can see a potent system. bringingous a soggy sund. doppler radar shows all across washington rain, heavier in panhandle. the good news is temperatures are well above freezing. look for 40-44 degree. rain tapering off in the afternoon could be up to an thanks so much. more on your sunday outlook, later on in the show. bill? >> okay, marysol. >>> well, president oba returns to the campaign trail today, as he heads to what is supposed to be a democratic stronghold, massachusetts. but he has to save ted kennedy's senate seat and his health care plan. all of this comes as a new abc poll finds his support far lower than when he entered the white house, almost a year ago this week. abc's rachel martin has details. >> reporter: when barack obama took office, hopes were sky-high. and so were his rates. now, a year later, his numbers are nowhere as good. according to a new abc news poll released today, 53% of american's approve of obama's job performance. that's a drop of 15 points over the year. >> another signal for democrats. t
by, of course, george washington so he's got to rise to the top. >> george washington. okay! that was sarah palin on glenn beck. she picked george washington. time now to talk about what we learned today. i brought my daddy along. daddy, did you learn anything? >> well, i learned that sarah palin believes in collective patri patrimony and paternity. i suspect she's doing some heavy reading these days. she's trying to learn about the world by reading a very interesting book called "going rogue." >> i thought you were going to say "all things at once"! >> that's next in her reading. >> speaking of "all things at once" and not "going rogue," going to be in philadelphia tonight. governor ed rendell will be there introducing joe and me. so join us if you can and thank you very much, dad, for being on the show today. willie geist, what did you learn today? >> speaking of paternity, i learned that your dad must be very proud because you are number 14 on the "new york times" best seller list. this week. congratulations to you, mika, and to you dr. z. for raising a wonderful, wonderf
their kid and moving to washington state. here is michelle with more. >> good morning, alyson, good to talk to you. >> so he is packing up and moving his children to washington state while his wife is missing. how can josh justify this? >> since he was fired from his job, he can't get more work and having trouble making a house payment and he needs to be with his family at this time and so he wants to be able to move his children to washington state to live with his family and to be honest, he has been staying there since before the holidays with his family. his children is there right now. he is back in, taw with a family member and they are planing to pack up the house today. he reached out to his church and friends and in the neighborhood and they will help him so he can move to washington. >> michelle, we showed video of scott peterson. this is reminiscent of when scott peterson sold lacy peterson's car. these are not actions of men who believe that their lives will come back. >> it is odd. i have to say. but i can't. it is also in other cases that you and i worked on, alyson, husbands
they are saying that. they are saying -- >> an interesting piece in "the washington post" yesterday. maybe we'll read that. and really tough op-eds about this white house that is still pushing health care reform as a top priority and that also has everything to do with creating jobs. >> well, that's fascinating that they would still -- >> that's the linkage? too bad. >> and also -- >> if then -- >> as i said to donny deutsch last week, if i walk into your store and i tell you i don't have shoes and you try to sell me pants. >> disconnect the word there? >> i read frank rich yesterday, but first paragraph, he says this wasn't about barack obama's falling popularity, he's still really popular. and this isn't about health care. you just sit there and say do you want to lose? again, we come out here and whether they win or lose next year, we'll come out here, and everybody will be saying the same thing, which is if they don't focus on jobs, they are going to lose. listen, it's not like i'm pushing for this. i'm just saying politically, if they -- if they don't have the message yet, they are just
are gathering in washington today and later this morning they are expected to get a grilling on the hill. top leaders for goldman sachs, j.p. morgan chase and bank of america and others will be questioned about the financial meltdown last year and they want to know why the banks were reluctant to lend to small businesses and homeowners. and will be questioned about the bonuses they are expected to hand out after being given bailout money. the white house is expected to announce tomorrow a new fee on the biggest banks to recover $120 billion. projected revenue is likely to be included in the budget the president will submit next month. some economists warn the bank fees could be passed on to  consumers creating essentially a new tax for consumers. >>> as the banks work out the final numbers beforehanding out massive bonuses this year the fdic is planning to rein in future bonus pay. banks that don't comply will face higher fees. again we get in to that situation, does it get passed on to the consumer. it's the huge deplate bait going on right now. >> the consumers know answer is probably som
, but they are standing by if needed. >>> washington's mayor, adrian fenty, says the city is ready for whatever comes. the city is preparing for the worst because of the unpredictability of the storm. there will be 200 pieces of equipment on stand-by beginning this evening. stay with news4 and nbcwashington.com for weather alerts. we'll also have a programming note. "news4 today" begins at 4:30 tomorrow morning. we'll have your latest forecast, traffic and school closings. >>> today was another day of desperation in haiti. two strong aftershocks struck this morning with a magnitude of 4.9. just enough to stir more panic and desperation on the streets of port-au-prince. therare also signs of hope today with the arrival of more help. >> reporter: it's almost dedescribable how difficult getting by day-to-day is for people here. then you have things like choking traffic, powerful aftershocks that cause panic among people already extremy stressed. there are no jobs for many adults. nothing to do but sit and wait or look for food and water. but hope, yes. there is now a noticeae force of recovery here. thi
. >>> breaking news out of northeast washington. four separate water main breaks have snarled traffic and flooded businesses and homes. this is happening in the trinidad section of the city. crews were working. a break at 16th and oat streets when three other breaks occurred within close proximity. there are 12, 8, and 6-inch water main breaks in the area. they're attempting to turn the water off. we have a crew on the scene gathering more information about the impact of these breaks. we'll check in with them at 5:30. >>> a former teacher here in d.c. is facing allegations of child sexual abuse. robert peterson has been teaching 7th and 8th graders at the sidwell friends school in northwest. that's where elaine reyes is with the latest on the charges against this teacher. elaine? >> well, doreen, robert peterson was arrested by montgomery county police. actually fired by the school last weeng. he hasn't worked at the school this year at all. in fact, investigators suspended him before classes even started in the fall when they learned of these allegations months ago. 65-year-old robert peterson w
, and station in washington, d.c. memorial plans are in place for four people killed in last wednesday's fire in east baltimore. the wake will be held at 10:30 a.m. friday, january 30 at not pleasant church in east baltimore, followed by the funeral at 11 -- mount pleasant church. by officials said there was a working smoke detector in the home at the time, so it is not clear what that family was not able to make it out in time. >> we were here sunday and we were cooking, getting ready for dinner. the smoke detector went off, so i do not understand why it would not have went off wednesday. >> firefighters and baltimore's two top elected leaders also return to the scene today, urging members to make sure smoke detectors were working properly. >> this family had working smoke detectors, and we still have fatalities. we have to do more to talk to people about escape routes, about regarding -- preparing for a fire emergency. >> that is incoming mayor stephanie rawlings-blake. city council president stephanie rawlings-blake will attend president obama's state of the union address next week. she wi
morning, everybody. i'm david shuster live in washington. and we're going to begin this hour with harry reid for the second time in three days president obama publicly came to reid's toefs over his racially charged comments about the president's skin color and speaking style. reid has been trying to put the matter to rest. last night the president gave an interview to tv one's roland martin for a prime time special to air on martin luther king day. >> this is a good man who has always been on the right side of history. for him to have used some inartful language in trying to praise me and for people to try to make hay out of that makes no sense. >> more than a year ago reid told the authors of the book "game change" he liked senator obama's chances of winning the presidency because mr. obama was, quote, light skinned with no negro dialect. yesterday for the first time since those remarks were published, reid spoke about the controversy. >> i have apologized to the president. i have apologized to everyone. i could have used a better choice of words. >> and now senator john ensign no stra
legislation passes in washington. >> and how would you like to be martha coakley this morning, jim? >> reporter: absolutely. she was -- according to some of the polling here, john, 30 points ahead in this race. 15 points ahead just in the last couple of weeks of this campaign. as we mentioned yesterday, we talked to one top democratic strategist from washington who was brought in to help rescue this campaign who told us that they were very upset down in washington that martha coakley went on vacation over the holidays instead of staying and campaigning for the senate seat. there are obviously going to be lots of postmortems about this race. she said the president called her and said, you know, we can't win them all. well, president obama knows that all too well. he campaigned side by side with creigh deeds in that governor's race in virginia, he lost there. he campaigned side by side with jon corzine in new jersey, lost there. then in the final days, the president came to massachusetts, campaigned side by side with martha coakley and went 0-3, john. >> i guess all you can say this
krebs on this wednesday, january 13th. take a live look outside. beautiful picture of the washington monument this morning, pointing towards the skies which are basally clear right now, i believe. we'll find out from tom. 28 degrees, going to get warmer though. >> yes, finally. it does appear we have a warmup, but commencing beginning today, not a big warmup, we'll take every degree we can take. right now it's in the upper 20s in montgomery county and prince george's county, in the mid and upper 20s in fairfax and arlington counties, now 28 in washington, and in the 20s generally all around the region now. the windchills are getting better. the winds have died down a little bit. they're in the low 20s, and the view from space clear skies, a partly cloudy day with highs reaching near 40. that's near the average high of 42 this time of year. it ought to hit the mid 40s with lots of sunshine tomorrow. then near 50 on friday and again on saturday with morning lows near 30. we'll have increasing clouds saturday night. could be a storm system affecting us on sunday and into the first part
've been talking to in boston and washington tell me they are embarrassed this race seems as close as it does. remember, ted kennedy held this seat for 46 years. and as we head into voting on tuesday, you get the sense this embarrassment is turning into fear. john berman, abc news, boston. >>> president obama will deliver the state of the union address next wednesday. the 2010 state of the union address to a joint session of congress will happen on january 27th a 9:00 p.m. eastern. the address will be broadcast on national tv and will be streamed live on whitehouse.gov. >>> there is order again in afghanistan's capital after the taliban's bold attack on the city yesterday. at least 12 people were killed in the fighting in ka ball. authorities say a group of taliban rebels, including several suicide bombers, blew themselves up at various locations around the city. the heavily armed militants then engaged in a battle at one of the city's most popular spping malls. >>> back here at home, some vocal support for talk show host conan o'brien. fans from around the country staged support r
, not leading. and tim kaine said -- let's go to john heilemann in washington, d.c. what was your reaction to the speech last night? >> you know, joe, i kind of agree with you, and in some sense with almost everything all of those people said. the speech felt to me that it had something for everybody in it, and it let me feeling like there was a little bit of a grab bag quality to it. it's an interesting window into the white house's thinking. to me, the big question about the speech going in, was it going to reflect an assessment on the white house's part on the wake of everything that's happened over the last weeks and months, that they needed to make a dramatic mid course correction? and there was nothing about the speech that suggested that was the case. a lot of talking, small adjus adjustments to the left, small adjustments to the right. i don't think you will say a year ago that that's the moment that they seized the reins and went one direction or another. and it's interesting to me, because i don't think they think they are in big trouble. >> i think you're right. but wouldn't you
the associated press says the obama administration is considering a trial in washington for one of the most notorious detainees held at guantanamo bay. is he accused of masterminding the bali nightclub bombing that killed more than 200 people. one of several detainees being considered for trial in the nation's capital. spokesman for eric holder, attorney general, says no final decision has been made yesterday. >>> the alleged ft. hood shooter awaits trial, another supervisors could be facing punishment. a pentagon authority faults as many as eight officers for not responding to the suspect's erratic behavior in the months prior to the shooting. major nidal hasan shot several at the army base. >>> massachusetts a battleground state. the republican candidate for u.s. senate, scott brown, leading martha coakley by four points. that seat has been held by a democrat for decades, most recently by ted kennedy who passed away last august. "the boston herald" says it's coakley's race to lose and she may be doing that. the race threatens president obama. he needs the 60th vote to pass his health care
in washington. speaker nancy pelosi says the current senate bill doesn't have a chance of making it through the house. but the white house still says that's their best plan "b." kelly o'donnell joins us this morning with the latest. was speaker pelosi being definitive with that statement or was she posturing and negotiating? >> reporter: well, chuck, we always focus on that "we don't have the votes now" part of her comment, but she also said "right now" and still believing it could be done. the weather here is kind of lousy this morning and it makes me think the speaker is in sort of a rain delay. she wanted to finish the game, storm came, she didn't expect, don't know when conditions will be right to get back on the field. that's the kind of feeling we're getting from democrats. she's not closing the door, but she did take off the table for now this idea of passing the senate version as it is. now, senate democrats who have been in charge of all this, they met last night, and when they emerged, they also said, we believe some kind of health care reform will be passed. but cryptically, we d
by the corruption of washington and the east coast media elite. and that's why you're wearing hip waders. when you're not wearing a cunning valentin yoe frock bought for you by the party. four, aim high. always be advancing to the next level. with enough focus and drive you, too, can go from being a commercial fisher to city council, to mayor, to governor, to candidate for vice president of the united states of america. and here's the great part. if any of those gigs stop advancing you to the next level, just quit. it's not like she swore an oath or -- anywho. embrace the media. then -- this is key -- claim to hate it. here's how it works. you give interviews to the media so you can criticize the media so you can give interviews to the media so you can criticize the media so i can give interviews to the media so you can criticize the media until you finally criticize the media so much you wind up as the media. and then everybody wins. >> you betcha. >> you betcha! >> thank you very much, kent. appreciate it. it's a whole new world. >>> that about does it for us tonight. see you again tomorrow nigh
, it was said on tv 1's washington watch. we're back with willy brown the former mayor of san francisco and the former speaker of the house in california. michelle, i know people have talked to you and you're concerned about it. this is in the book "game change" quote from a conversation between the president and ted kennedy, the late ted kennedy, teddy fumed that clinton, bill clinton had said, quote, a few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee. your thoughts? >> i think it is absolutely revolting. this was not the first time that we heard this kind of statement from bill clinton and if anyone is guilty of being close to saying something racist, it's bill clinton. it's almost as if he was thinking that barack obama should be walking up to him and saying, yes, massa, can i get you some coffee? that is a horrendous statement and rather than harping on harry reid who as the president said used some very inartful language, black americans in particular need to think about what bill clinton said and remember that there is a reason that so many people say to black americans th
on the strategy sessions. and ron kline at the vanguard coverage for the "washington post." pleasure to have you back. chuck, let's start in massachusetts. put that race in context. what are we looking at here? >> well, right now you talk to anybody that's following this race closely, and they'll tell you the republican scott brown has a very small, though not significant lead in this thing. but it does not insurmountable, which is why the white house made the decision to go ahead and send president obama. he's going to go campaign for martha coakley, the democratic nominee, there on sunday. hoping that will somehow energize a democratic base that is just not very energized up there. we're seeing the same problems in massachusetts with the democratic base that we saw in virginia. in november of 2009. and new jersey in november of 2009. republicans, meanwhile, very excited there. and the thing that we just don't know is what the turnout's going to look like, dylan. the republican path to victory in massachusetts previously is not just about energizing republicans, but that significant chunk of in
in washington, d.c. >>> and in 2010, a surprise announcement from republican john shadegg sets off a flurry of activity in my home state, arizona. >>> plus, two titans of texas, republican politics duke it out like it's the old west in their first debate for governor. >>> but first, southcom. >> that's washington speak for the u.s. southern command. you've probably heard of centcom, southcom is the region that covers haiti. it's now covering the massive u.s. military response in haiti. this is "the daily rundown," only on msnbc. now you can get tt name-brand hdtvs... where you already save. well, actually, just a few rows over... in walmart's expanded electronics department. get unbeatable prices on today's latest hdtvs from sony, vizio, philips, sharp and samsung... they're a lot closer than you think. save money. live better. walmart. so, doctor... i've been thinking... no. you know how... no. so, doc, i've got this friend... [ male announcer ] talking to your doctor about erectile dysfunction isn't easy. actually, doc, there is something i want to talk to you about. [ male announcer ] bu
of washington. who was it that was behind the scenes putting all of this together for him. >> it apparently was ari fleischer. former white house press secretary who apparently had a hand in suggesting what he did. and if you look at the way mcgwire did this, he was very emotional in his interview. but knowing that he dotted all those is, he crossed the ts, it sounds like something that was very, very planned. but the big question is how much he really feels about this, because he admitted he did it because of injuries. he did not say that he wouldn't have been able to accomplish that record if he was not on steroids. >> i thought the maris phone call, the phone call to mrs. maris, that made it more genuine to me than anything else he did. >> it was a classy thing to do. >> and probably the product of the advice from ari fleischer. >> but probably the single toughest phone call he had to make. >> and there's the whole hall of fame question. he has now 24% of the vote. he will need 75% if he's going to get in. that's another question. could it be the timing. >> won't get my vote. >> lindsay
's happening in washington. but because of that special race in massachusetts. we will debate the huge implications of that election ahead this morning with both sides. but first, we want to bring you up-to-date on the latest on the disaster in haiti. s if now estimate that had 200,000 people were killed in that earthquake. and 1.5 million are home rs. there are 23 confirmed american deaths now. doctors there are still in desperate need of supplies and they say they're overwhelmed by the number of injured. the u.s. air force air dropped pallets of food and water outside port-au-prince and officials there worked to unplug the airport bolt neck which is a big problem. in the meantime, we're hearing of more incidents of looting. my partner, harry smith, has been in port-au-prince and he joins us this morning. harry, good morning. we're hearing to the conditions -- about the conditions there will worsening. how are people reacting to this? things are not getting better even a week later. >> reporter: it's very interesting. because this is a tale of many cities. and the glaring headline of
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